Tech Thursday | 30 March 2017
Collaboration fosters Critical Thinking
- Identify the objective
- Set criteria or goals
- Gather data
- Generate options or courses of action
- Evaluate the options using data and objectives
- Reach a decision
- Implement the decision
What is your favorite iPad app to use with students and why?
This year, I have been loving Educreations as a way to provide extra accommodations to my students while reading. I can include oral accommodations, visual supports, emphasis on important points, vocabulary support, extra time, and more. I make a video of the reading, post it on Google Classroom, and they can get all their supports at their own pace, in class or at home!
What do you like to do in your leisure time?
In my free time, I spend an embarrassing amount of time on Facebook and playing video games.
$100,000 for Students | $50,000 for Teachers
WHAT IS THE PARADIGM CHALLENGE?
The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that inspires youth to use STEM skills plus kindness, creativity, and collaboration to make a difference. The 2016-17 Challenge aims to generate new ideas to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and around the world.
WHO CAN JOIN THE CHALLENGE?
Youth aged 4 to 18 (as of May 1, 2017) compete in three age divisions: Ages 4 to 8 ● Ages 9 to 13 ● Ages 14 to 18
WHAT TYPES OF ENTRIES ARE ACCEPTED?
We welcome all ideas, including posters, videos, inventions, public messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help reduce waste.
HOW WILL WINNERS BE SELECTED?
A blue-ribbon panel of judges will evaluate entries based on effectiveness, feasibility, originality, presentation, and collaboration. In addition to the prize money, Project Paradigm intends to provide further support to help turn winning ideas into real-world solutions.